Maria Pomona Cruz Estrada

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Above Images: Estrada, circa 2008


Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 7, 2008 from San Bernardino County, California
  • Classification: Lost/Injured Missing
  • Date of Birth: December 22, 1941
  • Age: 66 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'3, 128 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Asian female. Black hair, brown eyes. Estrada is of Filipino descent. She wears a partial upper denture plate. She has a mole on her chin. She is from the Philippines.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans or denim shorts, a blue denim baseball cap with a swordfish and the words "San Luis Obispo" printed on it, an orange bandana, white sneakers with a red stripe, and possibly a gold Gucci or Balboa watch and a gold chain necklace with a pearl and small diamond pendant.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Estrada was hiking with a companion in the Mojave National Preserve when she disappeared on June 7, 2008. Her hiking partner last saw her at 6:00 p.m. in a ravine west of Fort Piute, forty miles northwest of Needles, California. The pair separated at a fork in the trail and agreed to meet later, but Estrada never arrived at the designated place and has never been heard from again. An extensive search of the preserve turned up no indication of her whereabouts. Estrada wasn't carrying any food or water at the time of her disappearance.

    Estrada lives in the Philippines and was visiting relatives in Blythe, California at the time of her disappearance. Her case remains unsolved.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department


    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Press-Enterprise
    The Palo Verde/Quartzsite Times
    The Desert Dispatch


    Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated June 17, 2011; picture added, clothing/jewelry description updated.

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